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How to Survive a Zombie Epidemic


Published 2004


This movie was created initially for a challenge posed by freeculture.org. It uses clips from the film "Night of the living Dead", and "Amid the Dead". Both of these films were acquired from archive.org. This film is an amusing instructional video on how to survive a zombie epidemic. The majority of the footage is taken from the other films mentioned, but the witty voice-over narrative is what makes this video a must see. Who knows, the information in this film may just save your life...


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Run time 6:19
Producer Gabriel Koenig
Production Company Grouch Kid
Sponsor Gabriel Koenig
Audio/Visual sound, no colour
Contact Information Email the director at leon_macpherson@hotmail.com.

Credits

Thanks to the creators of "Night of the Living Dead", and "Amid the Dead". Both of these films are also avaliable in the archive.

Reviews

Reviewer: neil meikle - - May 19, 2012
Subject: wrong movie
While Plan 9 from Outer Space or Eegah are films that its both understandable and inevitable to lampoon perhaps Night of the Living Dead should be left alone.Even after all these years its still a spooky atmospheric and groundbreaking film.This sort of thing does cheapen it a bit
Reviewer: Minion Zombie - - August 25, 2007
Subject: Just a few things.
Their are several things in the video that I find incorrect, as they will increase your chances of getting transformed. The most common mistake people make is boarding themselves up in a house, giving the zombies a chance to swarm. Since it's clear that these are the slow moving zombies you're talking about you best chances are staying on the move (Preferably by bike) until you find some sort of military safe haven. Like you said though, make sure you have some way to inform them it's not a zombie.

The next thing is that you want to kill a bitten person right away. You save them suffering and you save yourself. You may not find it in you though and will want to try an alternative method. Either amputate the limb or cut off circulation to it unless it's on or near the main body. Should they show any signs of sickness then your only alternative is disconnecting their head.

Should you find yourself trapped you want to make sure you have a way out not another room where you can't escape from (As mentioned by the Black guy in NoTLD). It only takes one zombie and if your cornered you're setting yourself up for it. Again, you can run a lot faster than zombies. (Ditch your car and grab a bike if possible. If not then you should still ditch your car.)

Other than those few things the video is good. Nicely presented, good use of reference, mentioned staying calm, mentioned staying away from openings, mentioned ways of dispursing zombies (Not all accurate though.), mentioned listening to your authorities for advice, mentioned shooting them in the head, mentioned the reasons why you shouldn't take refuge in your car, and managed to put it all in a short, witty video.
Reviewer: Splat75 - - August 17, 2006
Subject: That ROCKED !!!!
The Original NOTLD is my MOST FAVORITE movie ever. This was an awsome addition to a great classic. Keep up the good work.
Reviewer: Bridgewater Video - - March 21, 2006
Subject: Well Above Average!
This was an above average short video. Well edited and done with a great sense of humor. A great halloween clip, but worth a download any time. Far better than a lot I see on broadcast TV. Keep up the good work!
Reviewer: skammah - - August 27, 2005
Subject: Very well thought out and implemented.
I really enjoyed this piece. I feel like it was very well implemented. I have some minor technical complaints in regards to the way that the narrator's part is filmed. of course the issues are just because of the way that they tried to use software to match the b&w footage by desaturating the new video footage. Small flaw in an otherwise great piece.
Reviewer: Pug - - February 19, 2005
Subject: Applied Creativity = Excellent
This is a fun piece of history, and an excellent reason why we should be allowed to build from older works.

My life would be less fulfilled if I hadn't seen this piece of insanity. Hurrah :)
Reviewer: mute360 - - December 14, 2004
Subject: Get off the tracks!!
A fun poke at the ridiculous activities carried out by lead characters in old horror movies. Koenig recites the key points as a "how to" though clearly any sane person would find far better strategies than those employed by horror movie victims.

This is a neat Mystery Science Theatre-esque film that reminds me of watching a lead character in a film being chased down by a train and not responding to my yells of "get off the tracks!!"
Reviewer: criticians - - December 3, 2004
Subject: A low-carb approach...
An excellently written monologue, droll in its delivery, cleverly tilts our belief that one can actually survive this nightmarish scenario without loss of limb or life.

Koenig's comedy is far better than the serious 1990 remake. We encourage him to continue to make this type of parody from the Archives.
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